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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 26, 2006 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mozilla

I'm noyt familiar with Mozilla, what is it?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 26, 2006 6:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mozilla

In addition ... Mozilla is what's known as "open source" and i don't know but i find myself in recent years using more open source software than i had previously been known to do. I respect a lot of the philosphy behind open source. To me, it just seems more commited to the user as opposed to a more strict adherence to the bottom line. There are a number of deadicated individuals who create open source software and applications, and from what i can surmise, their goal is less the profit and more the commitment to quality and helping to spread the availability of alternative sources to such megagiants as Microsoft, Intel, Apple (trust me, it's about the bottom line at Apple too), Sunsystems, Adobe, etc. These corporations do of course have some great products, but i like the idea of open source. Go here for the philosphy and mission of Mozilla:

http://www.mozilla.org/about/

Also, it is my understanding that Mozilla does provide some greater controls and and functionality over Internet Explorer.

And maybe i am reaching here, but perhaps in some way open source applications and software are more closely aligned to the philosophy and approach that the GD took with their music, their shows, their approach to the public, etc.

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2006-10-27 01:46:53

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Poster: ifny Date: Jan 2, 2007 9:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mozilla

it's frustrating that the only browser we're allowed to use to upload content is internet explorer, put out by a company that has fought & derided the open source/free software movement from day 1. it seems to me that mozilla, firefox & the rest are far more in tune with the values held by the internet archive. while i can use ftp, there are many people who don't know how, so it means that they are left out. not to mention that IE is no longer being updated/supported/offered by micro$oft for macintosh computers, meaning that those people must either hunt around for an old outdated version, or learn ftp, or be left out too.

what a drag, especially since there's no tech department at IA. nevertheless i'm contacting info at archive dot org, & i encourage others to do the same.

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 26, 2006 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mozilla

It is an alternative web browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you can only dl shn files one or 2 at a time. With Firefox by Mozilla you can add a plug-in which allows you to 'down them all'.

My dsl is a bit slow, so the advantage for me is, I can set it up to dl just 1 or 2 at a time without having to return to my computer to start the next 2, it's automatic. So, I can start a LONG concert at bedtime and it's finished by morning!

THANKS JODYC!!

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 26, 2006 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mozilla

I try hard to use my limited skills for good, not evil!

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